Live new car registrations reactions, a British sports car company being revived and how one body repair company fought for government support during coronavirus – there was plenty to listen to on Car Dealer Live this week.
Every week the Car Dealer team speak to a range of interesting guests on Car Dealer Live, and this week was no different.
On the show this week was Fix Auto UK boss Ian Pugh, chairman of ASE Global Mike Jones and owner of the Lister Motor Company Lawrence Whittaker.
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Here’s what you might have missed this week
Monday – Fix Auto UK’s Ian Pugh
The car repair business was the focus of this show with the boss of the UK’s fastest-growing network of independently owned repair centres in the UK. In an enlightening interview, Ian Pugh spoke about how this part of the industry is changing because of new car technologies and how he challenged a local authority decision to not support the repair industry with government grants and won, allowing £2.3m in retail grant aid and retail rates relief to be handed out to the industry.
Wednesday – ASE Global’s Mike Jones
Mike Jones, a regular Car Dealer contributor, appeared at 9am on Wednesday’s Car Dealer Live for a live reaction to the published SMMT new car registrations data. Also on the show, Jones gave an exclusive preview of dealer profitability for July and how he’s excited to be involved in the recently launched Car Dealer Top 100.
Friday – Lister Motor Company’s Lawrence Whittaker
Lawrence Whittaker joined the show on Friday for a fascinating chat about the origins of Lister Motor Company, how the firm has been remaking its most famous model, the Knobbly, and about brand new Lister versions of Jaguar models. A show not to be missed.
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